The Liberia Crisis Appeal, launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) on 12 August, raised £500,000 in credit card donations from the public on its first night.The donations followed televised appeals by actor Ross Kemp. Twenty thousand calls were received with an average donation of £30. Almost £50,000 was raised via the DEC’s Web site on the first night.DEC Chief Executive Brendan Gormley said: “The appeal has raised half a million overnight, which means that we are on target for our first one million.” Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 13 August 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DEC’s Liberia Crisis Appeal raises £500,000 on first night 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.